Subject: Re: README: setroot changes that affect you!
To: Erik Bertelsen <email@example.com>
From: Jason Thorpe <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 01/31/1997 18:35:22
On Fri, 31 Jan 1997 11:07:27 +0100 (MET)
Erik Bertelsen <email@example.com> wrote:
> The whole idea looks fine -- thank you for the effort.
No problem :-)
> I still have one wish: Instead of compiling with -DFFS and a bunch of
> other -D options, I propose to have config generate a header file (e.g.
> file-system.h or something along this line (or even fs-ffs.h, fs-cd9660.h,
> etc.)) that is included in just those source files that need it.
> This will have two advantages:
> - reduces the number of -D options to the compilations.
> - may increase the reliability of make file dependencies: changes in
> the file system support configuration may require all file system
> sources to be recompiled, but at least it will not generate
> dependencies for the rest of the kernel.
So, I took a look at this today. It was actually pretty easy to add
support for this to config, and my local version now generates option
headers. I have a couple more things to tweak, but I plan on comitting
this Very Soon (next couple of days, probably).
Oh, I should mention that I wrote it so that options can be turned
in to "option header options" one at a time, so that we don't have
to convert the whole source tree at once :-)
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